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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Stylized Semi-Smoothie Eagle Head Stick
Here's a really simple and quick way to do an Eagle Head Stick. It's Walnut, and 1 1/2 inches thick. Merely trace the Eagle Head pattern, with the wood grain going "into" the handle for strength. Since this is Walnut, I am doing what may be called a stylized semi-smoothie. I am using a sanding sleeve and a rotary tool. My first step was to cut the piece on the scroll saw, but a band saw may work better. Next locate and drill the hole to accept the stick. I drilled the hole 7/8 inch wide. Next just use the rotary tool and sand drum/sleeve and round off the piece. This I have started. A real stylized smoothie would have little or no detail carved in the piece, just the sanded smooth rounded piece. I will add just a few details.